David Perron Biography, Stats, Contract, Salary & Other Facts

David Perron said he remembers watching Erik Johnson take the stage as the first overall pick of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and wonders what it’ll be like to hear his name also mentioned in front of the entire world of hockey.

But that dream didn’t come true that year, but the following year, in the 2007 NHL Draft, Perron finally got to feel what it was like when the St. Louis Blues announced his name in front of the hockey world as their 26th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft. He would later join the Edmonton Oilers in 2013, after spending six years with the Blues, David went on to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Anaheim Ducks before joining the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017, where he was currently alternate captain.

Prior to his NHL career, David Perron played one season with the St-Jerome Panthers and another season with the Lewiston Maineiacs, both teams are from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (LHJMQ).

Here are all the other facts you need to know about this fantastic NHL player, his biography, stat contracts, salary and much more

David Perron – Biography

He was born on May 28, 1988 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. There is no information available about his parents, siblings, early life, background or educational history online.

Career, Statistics

Perron started his career playing for Saint-Jerome Panthers appearing in 51 of his games, the following season he played 70 games with the Lewiston Maineiacs, scoring 39 goals and 83 points, during this time the Maineiacs participated in the Memorial Cup and won the President’s Cup.

His NHL career began in 2007 when he was drafted 26th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. After successful training at camp, he was able to play his first NHL game, and in November 2007 he scored his first career goal in the game against the Chicago Blackhawks, while his first NHL hat trick took place in November 2009, against the Vancouver Canucks.

After playing ten games and registering five goals in the 2010/2011 season, Perron was unable to play for the next 13 months after suffering a concussion from a high miss by Joe Thornton. He renewed his contract with the Blues that year and remained with them until 2013 when he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Magnus Paajarvi.

The Oilers sold David to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Rob Klinkhammer in 2015. The following day, he made his debut for the team scoring the only goal in a 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. The following season, Perron recorded one of his lowest points in the league and was soon traded alongside the Adam Clendening to the Anaheim Ducks in 2016 in exchange for Carl Hagelin.

As a free agent for the Ducks, Perron in 2016 chose to return to his first club – St. Louis Blues. Back with the Blues, Perron recorded his third career hat trick and also scored 18 goals for 46 points in every game for the Blues. However, in 2017 he left the Blues for the second time after being exposed and was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. He is currently the club’s alternate captain.

Contracts, salary, net worth

In 2007, David Perron signed a 3-year entry level contract with the St Louis Blues worth $2,755,000 with a base salary of $875,000. When the contract expired, he renewed his stay at the club signing a two-year deal worth $4,300,000 with a base salary of $1,800,000 in the first year and $2,500,000 in the second. year.

In 2012, he re-signed a four-year, $15 contract. The Blues’ $25 million contract and base salaries were as follows: $3,000,000 in the first year, $3,500,000 in the second, 4 $250,000 for the third and $4,500,000 for the fourth.

The last contract with St. Blues came in 2016, when he signed another two-year contract with the club worth $7,500,000, with an annual salary of $3,750,000 for each of the years. As of 2018, the Vegas Golden Knights captain’s net worth is estimated at $4.5 million.

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Its size and other facts

David is 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) tall and weighs 94 kg 200 lb (14 st 4 lb).

He is unmarried but has two adorable children (Mason and Victoria) with his girlfriend and longtime partner Vanessa Vandal. His girlfriend is also featured on Hockey Wives.

The couple share a home in Canada with their two children, two dogs (Jack and Stella) and a calico cat named Alice. He is an ambassador for the Athletes for Animals Foundation.

When David Perron is not playing, he enjoys spending time at the lake on his boat.